Lori Vallow Daybell will be extradited to Arizona to face criminal charges in the 2019 death of her fourth husband, which occurred months before the disappearances of her two children and the slaying of her current husband’s then-wife.
On Friday, an Idaho jury convicted Vallow Daybell of killing J.J. Vallow and Tylee Ryan in September 2019. She was also found guilty of conspiring to kill Tammy Daybell the following month.
According to her surviving adult son, Vallow Daybell allegedly told others that Charles Vallow died of a heart attack in July 2019. However, her brother Alex Cox told cops he shot him in self-defense, KTVU reported.
KTVU reporter Justin Lum tweeted a screenshot of an email from officials in Maricopa County, Arizona, which stated that they have contacted officials in Idaho about their intent to prosecute Vallow Daybell for her husband’s murder. The extradition is expected to begin after she is sentenced in Idaho.
“The extradition can take from several weeks to several months,” the email stated.
BREAKING: MCAO says it has left state of Idaho know about intent to prosecute Lori Vallow in Arizona for the murder charge in the Charles Vallow case. Extradition process will begin after Vallow is sentenced and transferred to Idaho DOC. It can take several weeks to months. pic.twitter.com/qFumXlpDnI
— Justin Lum | 林俊豪 (@jlumfox10) May 12, 2023
Cox, who reportedly died of natural causes in December 2019, was never charged in Vallow’s death. During Vallow Daybell’s trial, prosecutors linked him to Tylee and J.J.’s slayings by presenting evidence that put his phone in the vicinity of where J.J.’s body was later found buried. Forensic experts also testified that Cox’ fingerprint was on a bag containing J.J.’s body.
Vallow Daybell’s two children were found buried on Chad Daybell’s property in June 2020, nine months after they vanished. Daybell, who is Vallow Daybell’s fifth husband, is also charged with killing J.J., Tylee, and his wife Tammy. He is not charged in connection with Charles Vallow’s death.
A sentencing date has not been set.
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[Featured image: Charles and Lori Vallow/handout]